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Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

We can now repair your tyres with a nail in the shoulder or sidewall ?

Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

So a little bit of history ! As a life long tyre guy then specialists tyre repairs have always been around. Of course I can now go back to the very beginning when the radial car tyres were introduced. Firstly many of these tyres were fitted with inner tubes. Especially the Michelin tyre brand on the early French imported cars. Including Renault and Citroen. So, car tyres containing Inner tubes were very common. Also relatively easy to repair. When the tubes were removed they were either repairable or ripped to pieces ! Due them being run on when deflated.

Then came the “tubeless tyres”

Very early in my tyre career, we were introduced to the “tubeless tyres”. These are still the norm in today’s tyre market. Remembering that my manager at the time said they would “never catch on” !

Consequently, we were given some primitive training on how to mend these tyres when they had a puncture. All sorts of ne products were introduced and shown to us by different tyre repair sales men. So, one guy tried to sell us what was a ball of string soaked in vulcanised rubber. A piece was cut off the ball and pushed through the hole in the tyres tread ! Where the nail had penetrated the tyre. This I will never forget ! Because his demonstration tyre had about 500 of these pieces of string pushed into holes ! While the tyre was still inflated.

So it resembled a large hedgehog ! Very strange ! However this never took off and a sort of mushroom repair patch became the standard. The repair area was buffed and cleaned of any dirt. Probable cause would be a nail or screw. As a result the object was removed and the hole drilled to take one of the mushroom repair patches.

These were to be the answer for years to come. The stem of the mushroom would fill the hole caused by the nail and the inside had a vulcanised patch covering the internal damaged area ! perfect !

Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

Repairing a large SUV tyre

Bigger holes required a different repair method

Moving on a few years, then I got a job working for a tyre repair specialists in Leeds. So, the coal and steel industry in the UK was at full swing. Consequently, there was a need to repair the giant tyre that were fitted to the giant earth-moving machines. Significantly larger than the car tyres that I was used to repairing and a new challenge.

Believe it or not the systems for repairing were much the same except of course the difference in size. In fact you could get inside most of these large tyre to repair them. So, in the next five years I was able to learn a great deal about different tyre repairing methods. Of course this was to help me in the coming years of owning my own tyre business.

So, to bring us up to date we have now installed a “hot vulcanised car tyre repair machine“. Car tyre have become much larger in recent years. Of course mainly due to the advent of the SUV  type of vehicles and large motorhomes. Tyre damage to the shoulder area can be repaired by using our specialist equipment. Although good profit for us , then it can also save the customer a small fortune ? naturally by not having to buy a new tyre.

All round tyre service

As a tyre centre owner for over forty years now, then it has always been my aim to be an all round tyre service facility for my customers in the Halifax area. So the addition of such equipment including an alloy wheel straightening machine . Including a new “four wheel alignment centre” has brought us very close to achieving this goal.

Eric Roberts

 

 

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